Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died

Summary: Breaking news: Apple co-founder and former chief executive, Steve Jobs, has died.

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Steve Jobs, former chief executive and founder of Apple, has died at the age of 56.

Apple confirmed the news on its website.

Jobs had been unwell for some time, and succumbed to illness earlier today. He had been on medical leave since August.

Jobs stepped down from Apple as its chief executive earlier in August. In a note to employees, he asked that Tim Cook, would replace him as part of his succession plan.

"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know," Jobs wrote in his resignation letter, adding: "Unfortunately, that day has come."

He had suffered from pancreatic cancer, and taken two leaves of medical absence to recover from his illness. In 2009, he had undergone a liver transplant, forcing him to take further time off.

Jobs will be remembered as one of the founding fathers of modern computing.

"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," read a statement by Apple's board. "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."

His family, in a statement, ask that privacy is respected during their time of grief. "We know many of you will mourn with us".

Apple's website has updated with an image of Jobs, reading the text: "Steve Jobs 1955-2011".

One of the world's most famous chief executives, and instrumental in today's world of consumer computing, he will be remembered for his work at Apple, in bringing products to all walks of life.

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  • May God Rest His Soul

    Peace Steve Jobs.
    Dietrich T. Schmitz *Your
    • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

      @Dietrich T. Schmitz * Your Linux Advocate <br>+1. God please take care of his soul.
      Ram U
    • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

      @Dietrich T. Schmitz * Your Linux Advocate

      + 1
      ScorpioBlue
    • Indeed.

      @Dietrich T. Schmitz * Your Linux Advocate
      +1
      :|
      Tim Cook
  • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

    RIP
    westwjj
  • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

    Steve may not have lived a long life but his star shown all the brighter.

    Good bye.
    kenosha77a
  • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

    Truly a great loss in the world of tech. You will be missed Steve. Thank you for changing my life.
    THavoc
  • RIP

    A extraordinary genius and one that has impacted our lives in so many ways.

    Deepest sympathies to his family and co-workers.
    Ken_z
  • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

    Now wait for the vicious Windows shills to pile on and celebrate.

    Even I wouldn't wish this on Ballmer...
    ScorpioBlue
    • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

      @ScorpioBlue

      Really, you had to go there? Worthless.
      Playdrv4me
      • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

        @Playdrv4me

        But true. They're too filled with hate.
        ScorpioBlue
      • Which is why he cut and pasted his post

        @Playdrv4me <br>on another blog this night.
        Tim Cook
      • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

        @Playdrv4me <br><br>Oh I hope it doesn't happen. I really do. <br><br>But I've become too jaded around here to believe that it won't happen.
        ScorpioBlue
      • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

        You can keep deleting my posts, Zack. But I'm not gonna take back what I said
        ScorpioBlue
      • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

        Ahh, another post deletion!

        Keep it up, Zack!
        ScorpioBlue
      • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

        Faster Zack! FASTER!
        ScorpioBlue
      • Another cut and paste

        [i]Which is why he cut and pasted his post
        @Playdrv4me
        on another blog this night.[/i]

        For the fake Vulcan.
        ScorpioBlue
    • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

      @ScorpioBlue

      Really dude? I am Windows all the way, and I think I say this for all of us that you are trash! A great innovator and someone who took everything to a WHOLE other level passed away. Have some dignity and keep those thoughts in your tiny little head.
      boxcarracer10
      • RE: BREAKING: Steve Jobs has died

        @boxcarracer10

        I'm glad you said that. Let's hope I'm wrong here and the MS fanbuis pay some respect. I believe most of you all will.

        But there are [b]some...[/b]
        ScorpioBlue
    • So far the only person showing any viciousness is you

      @ScorpioBlue
      toddybottom